From the Palos Park Police Department:
Village of Palos Park Mayor John Mahoney and Police Commissioner Dan Polk are pleased to announce that Patrol Officer Chris Hughes is to be promoted the rank of Sergeant of Police at the Village of Palos Park Council meeting on August 8, 2011 at 7 30 pm
Sergeant Hughes began his career at a young age, first as a Police Cadet for the City of Palos Heights, and then moved on to become a Community Service Officer for City of Palos Hills.
Sergeant Hughes first worked as a part time officer for the Village of Crestwood, and attended the Northeast Regional Part time Officer training program. In January 2004 Sergeant Hughes became a full time Palos Park Police officer, after serving Palos Park in a part time capacity for over a year.
Sergeant Hughes has had a distinguished career in law enforcement, serving as the lead person overseeing the Palos Park Police Department Field Training program. In that position he trained new officers and exhibited his dedication to the mission of the Palos Park Police Department and to the development of new and less experienced employees.
Sergeant Hughes was a recipient of The Cook County Sheriff’s Meritorious Service Award several years ago.
Commissioner Dan Polk said “Sergeant Hughes’ promotion is the culmination of a six month competitive testing process done by a professional police consulting firm, Police Consultants of Westmont, Illinois. Hughes was selected as the most qualified candidate to fill a leadership role in the Palos Park Police Department.”
The patrol supervisor position has been vacant since Sergeant Mike Taylor retired last August.
Mayor Mahoney said, “Sergeant Hughes has proven himself in the process, and we are all extremely proud of him, we wish him well. With Sergeant Hughes serving as the night supervisor, I know the department is in very good hands.”
Sergeant Hughes will serve as Palos Park Police Department night shift